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  • How are you coming to this…Background: Debate / dialogue about what is an NTFP
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Services: shade, water, habitat recreation, etc.
  • In the Forest?
  • Agricultural contexts
  • Recognize the continuum.Outliers: wild rice, fishing, etc.
  • Change of direction…maybe a better question is:
  • Who we are
  • The things that we do.
  • And our strategies for getting by and earning a living
  • Do you harvest or have you harvested non-timber forest products? Y/NHow many…
  • Do you or have you made money from non timber forest products? Y/N
  • NTFP Webinar, UMN Extension

    1. 1. Non-timber forest products in Minnesota<br />Dave Wilsey, PhD<br />Assistant Extension Professor and Educator<br />Extension Center for Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences <br />
    2. 2. Non Timber Forest Products<br />
    3. 3. What is (or isn’t) a NTFP? <br />
    4. 4. What is (or isn’t) a NTFP? <br />
    5. 5. What is (or isn’t) a NTFP? <br />What is (or isn’t) a NTFP? <br />
    6. 6. Where are NTFPs found?<br />
    7. 7. Where are NTFPs found?<br />
    8. 8. Where are NTFPs found?<br />…to field<br />From forest…<br />And beyond???<br />
    9. 9. Why are we interested in NTFPs? <br />Or: What makes NTFPs interesting?<br />
    10. 10. Minnesota Lives…<br />
    11. 11. Minnesota Lives…<br />
    12. 12. Minnesota Livelihoods…<br />
    13. 13. Today’s Roadmap<br />1. DevelopingAwareness of Resources<br />2. Utilization of Resources<br />3. Management of Resources<br />
    14. 14. Quick poll…<br />
    15. 15. (What’s really out there?)<br />Developing Awareness<br />(And where exactly is it?)<br />
    16. 16. D.I.Y!<br />Seasonal Calendars<br />Awareness<br />Activity or <br />Phenology Journal<br />Rainy Lake, May 2007, Unknown berries<br />Photo-journaling<br />
    17. 17. Books & field guides<br />How to do…<br />How to find…<br />Awareness<br />
    18. 18. Peer and professional networks<br />Friends & Neighbors<br />Find a Forester<br />Awareness<br />http://www.myminnesotawoods.umn.edu/minnesota-stewardship-plan-preparers/<br />
    19. 19. Local markets and institutions<br />Goods from the Woods<br />Awareness<br />Farmers’ Markets <br />Informal markets<br />
    20. 20. (Some of) Minnesota NTFPs<br />
    21. 21. Maple syrup<br />Acer spp.<br />Acerspecies<br /><ul><li>2008 US production: 1.9 mil gallons valued at$77.5 million
    22. 22. 14 US states produce; MN is not in top 5
    23. 23. 2008 Canadian production valued at $209 million</li></li></ul><li>Balsam boughs and wreaths<br />Abies balsamea<br /><ul><li>$20 million industry in MN
    24. 24. Estimated 4300 ton annual harvest
    25. 25. Thousands of seasonal employees</li></ul>Source: “Estimation and Monitoring of balsam fir boughs in MN,”<br />M. Hansen et al,<br />Date unknown<br />Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel<br />
    26. 26. Manoomin(Wild rice)<br />Zizaniapalustris<br /><ul><li>Minnesota native food crop
    27. 27. An annual aquatic grass
    28. 28. Harvest requires permit, if non-Native
    29. 29. Related products include birch bark winnowing baskets, cedar knockers, and balsam push poles</li></ul>Photos: dwilsey, esagor (upper right)<br />
    30. 30. Birch bark<br />Betula papyrifera<br /><ul><li>Traditional forest product with rich, multicultural tradition
    31. 31. Non-destructive (properly harvested)
    32. 32. Linked to harvest and processing of wild rice (Ojibwe)</li></li></ul><li>Deer<br />Odocoileusvirginianus<br />In 2009: 586,000 licenses sold; 194,000 animals taken<br />Recreational <br />Important food source<br />
    33. 33. Countless others…<br />
    34. 34. Utilization<br />“[NTFPs] are about getting outdoors, about being with your family.”<br />“Balsam and trapping pay the bills; hunting gets the meat.”<br /> – Comments from Minnesota NTFP harvesters<br />
    35. 35. Enjoying what is there<br /><ul><li>Trails and hiking
    36. 36. Wildlife observation
    37. 37. Wildflowers
    38. 38. Wildlife
    39. 39. Etc.</li></ul>Utilization<br />Photos: esagor, dwilsey (lower left)<br />
    40. 40. Consumption<br />Utilization<br /><ul><li>Materials
    41. 41. Foods</li></li></ul><li>Gifting & Exchange<br />Utilization<br />
    42. 42. Commercial uses<br />Tapping rubber trees in Mexico, dwilsey<br />Utilization<br /><ul><li>Commercial ventures
    43. 43. Hobby enterprise
    44. 44. Seasonal income
    45. 45. Extra cash</li></ul>Evergreen wreaths, jmiedtke<br />Maple sap lines to pump house, dwilsey<br />
    46. 46. Quick poll…<br />
    47. 47. Management<br />Image: www.cinram.umn.edu<br />
    48. 48. Sustainable harvesting practices<br /><ul><li> Harvest technique</li></ul> - Tools, transport, etc.<br /><ul><li> Harvest intensify</li></ul> - Timing of harvest<br /> - Frequency<br />Management<br />Images: carefulharvest, S.Thayer (calendar)<br />
    49. 49. Promotion via “best practices”<br />Examples:<br /><ul><li>Thinning
    50. 50. Burning
    51. 51. Pruning
    52. 52. Fallow/rest periods
    53. 53. Etc. </li></ul>Management<br />Image: plantamnesty.org<br />Images: forestsavers.com<br />
    54. 54. Enhancement<br />Taking action to ensure that existing natural resource (NTFP) populations are sustained or increase<br />Management<br />Image:www.woolwich.ca<br />
    55. 55. Establishment & Conversion<br />Management<br /><ul><li>Tree planting
    56. 56. Understory planting
    57. 57. Agroforestry applications</li></ul> - Silvi-pasture<br /> - Windbreaks and hedgerows<br /> - Riparian buffers<br /><ul><li>Etc.</li></ul>Silvi-pasture<br />Windbreaks<br />Images: www.cinram.umn.edu<br />
    58. 58. NTFP Enterprises & Markets<br />
    59. 59. NTFP Enterprises<br />Enterprises & Marketing<br />Most NTFP enterprises are:<br />Small – having few employees<br />Low visibility<br />Easily displaced<br />BUT, <br />May be easier to start<br />Relatively lower risk<br />Images: IFCAE (L), dwilsey(R)<br />
    60. 60. NTFP Markets<br />Time<br />- seasonality<br />- trends<br />Enterprises & Marketing<br />Structure<br />Scale<br />Formality<br />Scope<br />+ locations<br />
    61. 61. Some additional resources…<br />Online<br />Print<br />MyMinnesotaWoods.com<br />Center for Integrated Natural Resource and Agricultural Management, (CINRAM.umn.edu)<br />TrueNorthWoods.com<br />Institute for Culture and Ecology, (IFCAE.org)<br />The Overstory, (Agroforestry.net)<br />Non-Wood News, (http://www.fao.org/forestry/nwfp/en)<br />Non Timber Forest Products in the United States – E. Jones et al. 2002<br />Tapping the Green Market: Certification and Management of Non-Timber Forest Products – P. Shanley et al. 2002<br />Goods from the Woods: Developing your Non-Timber Forest Product Business – T. Brigham 1998<br />
    62. 62. “If American agroforestersextend their attention to micro-growers, such as backyard and community gardeners, other urban agriculturists, hobby farmers, and small acreage owners, they could both derive valuable know-how from these new collaborations and promote agroforestry concepts to the groups previously not associated with agroforestry.”<br />-Sharashkin et al 2005<br />
    63. 63. © 2010, Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved<br />University of Minnesota Extension is an equal opportunity educator and employer<br />This material is available in alternative formats upon request.  Direct requests to 218-726-6464<br />Thank you!<br />Dave Wilsey<br />dwilsey@umn.edu<br />myminnesotawoods.umn.edu<br />

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